Questions about how to run a program or other operating system function when a given combination of keys is pressed.

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How do I quit from Vi?

I started Vi on my Ubuntu machine. However I don't know Vi, and now I can not quit. I see the editor and I can write text, at the bottom line there is a label "recording". How do I quit from Vi?
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Is there a back-“button” in w3m?

Does w3m offer a keyboard shortcut to go back one page? I couldn't find anything in the man pages.
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Toggle between dvorak and qwerty

I've recently started to learn the dvorak keyboard layout, but I still need to use qwerty sometimes. I'm looking for a script to toggle between the two keyboard layouts. Also, I'd like to invoke ...
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KDE custom global shortcuts

How can I set a global shortcut in KDE (4.4) to run a bash script?
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Application shortcuts

Where are the application shortcuts (Settings -> XFCE 4 Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts) saved?
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How can I simulate keyboard shortcuts in a bash alias?

For example, one of my bash aliases is this alias p='clear;ls -lt;pwd;' clear also clears the history which I don't want. I just want to clear the screen momentarily. Ctrl+L however does exactly ...
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Is there any way to assign shortcuts to Nautilus bookmarks?

I have added several dirs as bookmarks to nautilus and I want to know if there a way to assign keyboard shortcuts to some of them.
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Emacs mode in zsh: M-b M-f etc. show weird symbols

I have set up zsh to use emacs mode. But typing Alt+f or Alt+b inserts weird symbols (accented letters and so on), rather than moving around by word in the shell like it should. Since I don't ever ...
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How can I make Ubuntu UI uniformly use bash keyboard shortcuts?

On my default 10.04 Ubuntu install I am consistently tripped up by the fact that some UI text areas/input boxes treat CtrlA as "select all" vs. "move my cursor to the beginning of the line." Is there ...
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OpenSuse custom keyboard shortcuts not working

Note: This question is specifically on a clean install of OpenSuse 11.3 with gnome as the display/desktop manager I can't get custom keyboard shortcuts to work, default shortcuts are working ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in KDE 4.5.0

My printscreen button doesn't work (it doesn't launch ksnapshot, but xev registers it's events just fine). Does anyone have any idea how to fix it? Old workarounds don't seem to be working. update ...
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How to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

I don't remember why they did this, but at one point X.org decided that disabling CtrlAltBackspace to kill it was a good idea. I know there's a way to re-enable it but I don't remember how. Can ...